Sign In
Skip to content
Attention: We are updating our website to better serve Alaska. Please let us know if you experience difficulties navigating our webpages or accessing our information.

​​988 Social Media

These social media posts were developed by the Alaska Mental Health Trust, the Alaska Department of Health and Alaska’s 988 Messaging Steering Committee. Please help us spread the word about 988 by sharing these graphics with the text provided, or feel free to tailor any of these messages to make them your own.

For Instagram, we encourage these hashtags: #Alaska988 #988

Who should call 988?

Who should call 988? 988.alaska.gov Who should call 988? 988.alaska.gov
Facebook/Instagram images
(Click for high-res versions)

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline can be used by anyone, anytime. 988 is a direct connection to compassionate care and support for anyone who might be experiencing suicidal thoughts, is at risk of suicide, or is struggling with emotional distress. The Lifeline is free and confidential, with operators who treat callers with respect and listen without judgment.

You can call for yourself – or for a loved one. If you are calling about a friend or family member who is in distress, the Lifeline operator will walk you through how to help and provide resources. No matter what your circumstances are, there is no wrong door when accessing the Lifeline.

Learn more at 988.alaska.gov

What happens when I call 988?

What happens when I call 988? 988.alaska.gov What happens when I call 988? 988.alaska.gov
Facebook/Instagram images
(Click for high-res versions)

If you are in crisis or suicidal and call 988, you will speak to a highly trained and compassionate call center professional. Calls are routed to a crisis counselor who can provide confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Callers to 988 first hear a greeting message while their call is routed to a local Lifeline network crisis center based on the caller’s area code. A trained crisis counselor answers the phone, listens to understand the caller and the challenges they are facing, provides support and actively works with the caller to identify a path forward, which may include sharing resources. Calls may last for as long as the caller needs to talk through the situation. Learn more at 988.alaska.gov.

Youth Suicide Risk

Suicide is a leading cause of death for youth and young adults in Alaska, but we can make a difference. Call or text 988. Suicide is a leading cause of death for youth and young adults in Alaska, but we can make a difference. Call or text 988.
Facebook/Instagram images
(Click for high-res versions)

According to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 2019, more than 1 in 3 Alaska high school students reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row; 25% seriously considered attempting suicide; and nearly 20% reported that they attempted suicide.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 988 or call the Alaska Careline at 877-266-HELP (4357).    

988 is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible support for anyone experiencing mental health related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. Learn more at 988.alaska.gov.

What does 988 mean to you?

988 Means _____. 988.alaska.gov 988 Means _____. 988.alaska.gov
Facebook/Instagram images
(Click for high-res versions)

988 is a significant step forward in expanding crisis care service in the United States, but what does it mean to you?

988 is more than just a number—it is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible support for anyone experiencing mental health related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.

Learn more at 988.alaska.gov and comment below with what 988 means to you and your community!

988 is making crisis services more accessible for Alaskans

988 is making crisis services more accessible for Alaskans. 988.alaska.gov 988 is making crisis services more accessible for Alaskans. 988.alaska.gov
Facebook/Instagram images
(Click for high-res versions)

Hope has a new number, 988. People who call or text 988 will be directly connected to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. This easy-to-remember number is for those currently in a mental health or substance use crisis or for people who have friends or family in distress. 988 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. To chat, click on the chat button at 988lifeline.org. Learn more about 988 in Alaska at 988.alaska.gov.

988 is here for Alaskans

988 is here for all Alaskans. 988.alaska.gov 988 is here for all Alaskans. 988.alaska.gov
Facebook/Instagram images
(Click for high-res versions)

By dialing three numbers, 988, Alaskans experiencing mental health-related distress – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress – can get connected with 24/7, free and confidential support. It’s a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care for anyone. Alaskans can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. Learn more at 988.alaska.gov.

Learn about 988

988 A brief introduction to the three-digit Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. 988.alaska.gov 988 A brief introduction to the three-digit Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. 988.alaska.gov
Facebook/Instagram images
(Click for high-res versions)

The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline can now be reached through dialing 988, an easy to remember three-digit number. In 2020, Congress designated 988 as the new dialing code to operate through the existing Lifeline network of local call centers, which are staffed by trained crisis counselors. 988 is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible support for anyone experiencing mental health related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. 

Wondering about the implementation of the 988 in Alaska? Here’s a link to a narrated presentation that answers many of the frequently asked questions related to 988: https://vimeo.com/709177976

Like, comment, and share to spread the word about 988. No life should go unnoticed. You can access this video and other great 988 materials at 988.alaska.gov.

Is 988 replacing Careline?

Is 988 replacing the Careline? 988.alaska.gov Is 988 replacing the Careline? 988.alaska.gov
Facebook/Instagram images
(Click for high-res versions)

No, 988 is not replacing the Alaska Careline.  They work together! Careline Crisis Services is the Alaska member of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline network. If you call 988 from a phone with a 907-area code, your call be routed to your Alaska Lifeline center, the Careline.

Careline provides suicide prevention counseling, but it is also a number that Alaskans can call if they are feeling sad, depressed or just need someone to talk to. Both 988 and the Careline (877-266-HELP) are available to Alaskans and you can still call or text Careline directly. Information about the Careline can be found at carelinealaska.com. Learn more about 988 at 988.alaska.gov.

Easy to remember

Easy to remember. 988 Connects you to Careline, Alaska’s suicide and crisis lifeline.
(Click for high-res version)

There’s no wrong door when calling the Alaska Careline. The new 988 number is an easy to remember shortcut to connect to help immediately. When you call 988 from a phone with a 907-area code, you will be connected to a trained Alaska crisis counselor who can help. You can also still call Careline directly anytime, toll-free, at 1-877-266-4357 (HELP). Information about the Careline can be found at carelinealaska.com. Learn more about 988 at 988.alaska.gov.

Need to talk?

Need to talk? Careline is now just three digits away. 988 Connects you to Careline, Alaska’s suicide and crisis lifeline.
(Click for high-res version)

988 is an easy to remember shortcut to connect to help immediately. If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988Lifeline.org. When you call 988, you will be connected with a trained Alaska Careline crisis counselor who can help.

Learn more about Careline at carelinealaska.com or about 988 in Alaska at 988.alaska.gov.

We’re still local

Need to talk? Careline is now just three digits away. 988 Connects you to Careline Alaska suicide and crisis lifeline.
(Click for high-res version)

Please reach out to the Alaska Careline if you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide or need a safe place to talk. Alaska’s suicide prevention and someone to talk to line is just phone call or text away! Careline Crisis Counselors are there for you 24/7 at 1-877-266-HELP.

988 is an easy to remember shortcut to connect to help immediately. If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988Lifeline.org. When you call 988, you will be connected with a trained Alaska Careline crisis counselor who can help.

Learn more about Careline at carelinealaska.com or about 988 in Alaska at 988.alaska.gov.